The one thing all surgery patients hope for is a painless experience, with no complications and a quick return to their normal way of life.
At The Ottawa Hospital, robotic assisted surgery, such as the da Vinci Surgical System, is living up to this challenge. With this leading-edge medical technology, the surgeon uses computer-assisted cameras to guide tiny robotic arms to access hard-to-reach areas of the body with greater precision. This minimally invasive surgery allows for smaller incisions, which means less blood loss, less pain, and fewer complications – all resulting in faster recoveries.
The da Vinci Surgical System was paid for entirely (100%) by donors in this community.
Highly specialized surgeons now operate on patients with prostate cancer, head and neck cancers, as well as gynecological cancers. The robotic surgery program has been so successful that The Ottawa Hospital is working to expand the program so that more cancer patients can benefit from this technology. High-tech health care, such as the da Vinci system, saves lives.
To expand the robotics program, the Hospital must:
- Purchase upgraded technology for the da Vinci Surgical System.
- Provide the extensive technical support required to run an expanded program.
- Increase robotics simulation training to more surgeons at the uOttawa Skills and Simulation Centre at The Ottawa Hospital, so that more patients will benefit from this leading-edge surgical technology.
How you can help
That’s why we’re raising $2.5 million to begin Phase Two of the Robotic Surgery Program at The Ottawa Hospital.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Van Noort, Vice-President, Development and Corporate Philanthropy, at 613-798-5555, ext. 16090, or [email protected].